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The importance on how non-native English speakers identify English vowels

There exists a significant amount of research pertaining to the second-language (L2) learner’s vowel perception and the influences of the native (L1) language (Flege, 2002; Flege, Munro, and MacKay, 1995; Munro, Flege, and MacKay, 1996 cited in Bundgaard-Nielsen et al., … Continue reading

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Critical analysis of an international proficiency test – TOEFL

I.     Introduction 1.1.   Background information A rapid expansion of technology and advancement in research has provided new opportunities in language acquisition. Nevertheless, complexity and imperfection has continuously provided challenges for experts in the area of language testing. Early language testing … Continue reading

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